E-STAR: E-Learning for Standing Together Against Racism is a project that aims to address increasing violence among young people towards their non-native peers and vice versa, by educating them on how to understand and appreciate cultural differences and learn to live together peacefully and collaboratively in achieving integration and diversity, to build inclusive communities for a common future in Europe and beyond.
Thus, the project’s objectives focus on exchanging good practices, challenges and needs on combatting invisible racism in project countries; creating the tools and preventive measures that can make invisible racism visible; generating joint awareness campaigns to counteract accepted forms of racism in Europe from a human rights perspective; and by developing innovative online learning tools for youth workers on addressing and preventing racism.
In this regard, the project’s results focus on conducting research on the various elements leading the disadvantaged young people in situations of violence as a means to confront experienced racism; and delivering a 4 days seminar to share research data, best practices, methodologies, concepts and approaches applied by partners which will be published in the E-STAR Manual, made public through conferences and dissemination events at the national and international level.
The project involves youth, youth workers and educators who work or want to work with young people on addressing and preventing invisible racism. 12 youth workers or educators will participate in the seminar and a minimum of 100 youth workers are foreseen to take a part in the MOOC "Educating young people on addressing and preventing invisible racism." Whereas, 200 youth are foreseen to participate in conferences and dissemination events.